Surfacide | March 20, 2023
Surfacide, an industry leader in UV-C low-level disinfection technology, announced today that it has been awarded a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). This contract will allow government customers and federal agencies to easily procure Surfacide's Helios® UV-C disinfection systems for their healthcare facilities. As a GSA Schedule Contractor, Surfacide has met all the requirements to sell to the federal government, making the federal purchasing process faster and more cost-effective for government agencies. Government buyers will now be able to access Surfacide products through GSA Advantage!, the government's premier online shopping superstore.
The Surfacide Helios system is the only patented, low-level UV-C disinfection solution to use a trio of light emitting 'robots' simultaneously, significantly reducing bacteria and virus on colonized surfaces. The Helios system provides UV-C energy to more exposed areas than single devices—boosting power, dosage and efficacy in a single cycle. The system can be easily moved and configured within different high-impact areas of a hospital or clinic such as patient rooms, patient bathrooms, ORs, outpatient/ambulatory surgery, burn units, labor & delivery, isolation rooms, etc.
"As a GSA Schedule Contractor, we now have the stamp of approval stating that we've met all the requirements to sell to the federal government, giving us a huge benefit in the federal purchasing process," said Gunner Lyslo, CEO & Founder of Surfacide. "We're proud to have been awarded this GSA MAS contract and are excited to provide our innovative UV-C disinfection technology to government customers more efficiently."
Surfacide is rapidly growing and has become widely adopted in the VA space. After seeing the benefits of Surfacide's scientifically-proven technology, more and more VA facilities are transitioning from single emitters to Surfacide's patented triple-emitter Helios System.
Founded in 2010, Surfacide is a UV technology and infection solutions company producing scientifically proven, hospital-grade UV devices. Surfacide's award-winning Helios® System is the world's only patented, triple emitter 'robotic' UV light solution to rapidly reduce bioburden and pathogens. A trusted partner in infection prevention, Surfacide has been deployed in over 600 leading hospitals, nursing homes, dental offices, fire stations, prisons, police stations, commercial office spaces, hotels and public venues worldwide. Surfacide LLC is proud to be American-made and manufactured in Waukesha, WI.
PR Newswire | May 16, 2023
Copado, the leader in low-code DevOps, today announced it has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMPⓇ) authorization to operate (ATO) at the moderate impact level. Copado has a proven track record of working with customers in the public sector, such as the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), to improve the quality, speed and security of their software delivery and cloud transformations.
"FedRAMP empowers agencies to use modern cloud technologies, with emphasis on security and protection of government information, and helps accelerate the adoption of secure, cloud solutions," said Kyle Tobener, Vice President of Security and IT for Copado. "Now that government agencies have entered the world of the cloud, they must have the agility and flexibility to respond to citizen needs. Copado enables government agencies to respond faster, achieve higher levels of software quality, deliver more digital services and scale to unprecedented demands."
As one of the first federal agencies to work with Copado, the VA needed help organizing nearly a dozen teams with hundreds of developers who were all working on multiple concurrent Salesforce projects. With Copado, the VA was able to cut its deployment time in half and hasn't missed one deployment since implementation. The VA has fully authorized Copado for three years, which allows other federal agencies to expedite their own procurement decisions.
Copado is the only DevOps platform for Salesforce to achieve FedRAMP, ISO 27001, SOC 2 Type 1, and GDPR compliance. As the only cloud-based DevOps solution that meets all of these rigorous standards, Copado is the most trusted low-code delivery platform in the world.
"In light of President Biden's Executive Order on the nation's cybersecurity, the public sector is increasingly moving to secure cloud services," said Casey Coleman, Senior Vice President, Global Government Solutions for Salesforce. "Achieving FedRAMP authorization is a key competitive advantage in the marketplace and demonstrates a commitment to helping public sector agencies accelerate their digital transformation goals. Congratulations to Copado for achieving this important milestone."
Copado's DevOps solutions are available through Carahsoft and its resellers on the following government contracts: SEWP V contracts NNG15SC03B and NNG15SC27B, ITES-SW2 Contract W52P1J-20-D-0042, NASPO ValuePoint Master Agreement #AR2472, NCPA Contract NCPA01-86, OMNIA Partners Contract #R191902, CA SLP: SLP-17-70-0139E, IN QPA: 0000000000000000000021430, OH MCSA: Ohio Master Cloud SA-0016 and TX DIR 4288: DIR-TSO-4288.
"Copado's FedRAMP ATO designation exemplifies their unwavering commitment to providing secure, reliable and compliant solutions to the Federal Government," said Bethany Blackwell, Vice President of the Salesforce Business Unit at Carahsoft. "This milestone underscores Copado's dedication to helping Federal agencies streamline their DevOps processes, while adhering to the highest standards of security and compliance. We look forward to continuing to deliver innovative technology solutions to Federal agencies with Copado and our reseller partners."
Copado is the leading DevOps and testing solution for low-code SaaS platforms that run the world's largest digital transformations. Backed by Insight Partners, Salesforce Ventures and SoftBank Vision Fund, Copado accelerates multi-cloud, enterprise deployments by automating the end-to-end software delivery process to maximize customers' return on their cloud investment. More than 1,200 companies rely on Copado to drive digital transformation with speed, quality and value including Boston Scientific, Coca-Cola, Fair Trade, Linde, MassMutual, Schneider Electric and Shell. Copado processes over 50 million DevOps transactions per month and is rated with a 100% score on the Salesforce AppExchange. More information can be found at: http://www.copado.com.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Globenewswire | March 30, 2023
ConnectWise, the world’s leading software company dedicated to the success of IT solution providers (TSPs), is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) to enhance cybersecurity for MSPs.
The partnership aims to provide MSPs with the resources and tools necessary to strengthen their cybersecurity posture and protect their clients from cyber threats. As part of the collaboration, ConnectWise will work closely with CISA JCDC to develop new solutions and services that address the latest cybersecurity challenges faced by MSPs.
"We are thrilled to partner with CISA JCDC to help MSPs improve their cybersecurity practices," said Patrick Beggs, CISO of ConnectWise. "MSPs are on the frontlines of protecting businesses from cyber threats, and it's our responsibility to provide them with the best tools and resources to keep their clients safe."
CISA JCDC brings together experts from government, industry, and academia to collaborate on cybersecurity defense. Through this partnership, ConnectWise will have access to the latest threat intelligence, best practices, and training materials from CISA JCDC. In turn, ConnectWise will be well-positioned to share this information with MSPs to support ongoing efforts to defend against evolving cyber attacks. ConnectWise and CISA JCDC share a commitment to improving cybersecurity for businesses of all sizes, and this partnership is a significant step in achieving this goal.
The strength of ConnectWise’s leading Information Security (InfoSec) program is applied across its cyber defense practices and procedures. Ensuring a collaborative effort is in place across the digital landscape is a priority for the company; this partnership demonstrates their commitment to InfoSec principles and how it allows MSPs to connect with confidence.
ConnectWise is the world's leading software company dedicated to the success of IT solution providers (TSPs) through unmatched software, services, community, and marketplace of integrations. ConnectWise offers an innovative, integrated, and security-centric platform—Asio™—which provides unmatched flexibility that fuels profitable, long-term growth for partners. ConnectWise enables TSPs to drive business efficiency with automation, IT documentation, and data management capabilities and increase revenue with remote monitoring, cybersecurity, and backup and disaster recovery technologies.
About the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC)
Pursuant to new authority from Congress, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) established JCDC in August 2021 to transform traditional public-private partnerships into real-time private-public operational collaboration and shift the paradigm from reacting to threats and vulnerabilities to proactively planning and taking steps to mitigate them. JCDC combines the visibility, insight, and innovation of the private sector with the capabilities and authorities of the federal cyber ecosystem to collectively drive down cyber risk to the nation at scale.